Like the title, because that's what the battle is...symbolically, it also takes place in the center of the main chamber of the main building on the planet at coordinates O,O,O, thus making it the center of the galaxy...
If all the judges made their decisions on the submitted piece just based on one template, it would be a very dull contest indeed - one I probably wouldn't have entered if that were the case.
Anyways, my point is that art is relative. Not everything has to have great colours, or flawless linework, or perfectly proportioned. So long as the artist has fun in the process and is able to express him or herself, then stylistically, it doesn't matter.
If you like your pictures done a certain way, that's great. Art is relative, you can't expect everyone to like it.
Yes, someone really needs to make this point. It's not the style that counts, it's the impact of the piece. And people who go around thinking they can acheive perfection are to be sent to bed with no dessert. NOTHING is perfect, not even nature. So how are you going to be perfect? Excellence is more attainable and there are so many forms of it that there's plenty of room at the top. *steps down from soap box now* Anyway, I love the feeling and colors of this piece...keep up the good work!